Monday, September 28, 2009

Big girls turn 3!

This year we had a big Dora backyard camping theme to celebrate the twins 3rd birthday. It was so much fun. I tend to go a little overboard with these things, but I believe in celebrating birthdays BIG!

We set up tents and picnic tables in the backyard, the big kids roasted hot dogs in the fire pit and the adults ate chili. The kids had a ball playing in the tents, we had a make-your-own trail mix activity for the kids and a bug/candy hunt.

The girls (and mommy) were overwhelmed when it was time to open gifts. That's what you get for having two birthdays in one AND both sets of grandparents living in town. We're blessed (and spoiled). Lobaby said her favorite new toy is her vacuum cleaner (if only it really cleaned!) and Jilligirl's fave is a Strawberry Shortcake doll that you can style her hair.

The Dora cake was a late night labor of love, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. It was my first ever star-tip cake, with 10 colors of icing! A little over the top, but I always wish I had more time to decorate cakes. It's so fun for me.

Many thanks to our AMAZING family and friends who came to celebrate our girls! You mean the world to us. Nothing makes me happier than my house full of the people that I love. We are so blessed!